Melt outs methane
May 21, 2012 |
Like many people, I find methane gas useful for cooking my dinner in the evening.
But climate scientists are worried about the amount of methane being released as Arctic ice melts. Researchers now have a better understanding of how much of this gas comes from long-term storage. Their findings raise concerns about accelerated climate change.
As methane, like carbon dioxide, is a greenhouse gas, its presence speeds up global warming. This in turn melts Arctic ice faster, which releases yet more methane…
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